This ambitious book considers social scientific topics such as identity, community, sexual difference, self, and ecology from a microbial perspective. Harnessing research and evidence from earth systems science and microbiology, and particularly focusing on symbiosis and symbiogenesis, the book argues for the development of a microontology of life.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2009|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
MYRA J.HIRD is Professor and Queen's National Scholar at Queen's University, Canada. Her research and teaching interests span the areas of science studies, health, the ontology and epistemology of sexual difference, sexuality, ethics and social justice, violence, disability studies, feminist theory and queer theory. She is the author of Sociology of Science: A Critical Canadian Introduction, Sex, Gender and Science and Engendering Violence: From Childhood to Adulthood, as well as three co-edited collections, including Queering the (Non-)Human, Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives and Sociology for the Asking.
Table of ContentsIntroduction After War Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Thinking (With) Bacteria Evolutionary Theory and its Discontents Microontologies of Self Microontologies of Sex Microontologies of Ecology Eating Well, Surviving Humanism Bibliography